1-35. I’m thinking of learning English

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am thinking of moving to Sweden.
  • II am thinking of losing weight.
  • She is thinking of buying an Audi.
  • They are thinking of firing Leah.
  • I was thinking of trying something new.
  • He was thinking of becoming a doctor.
  • They were thinking of taking this class.
  • Are you thinking of buying this sunscreen?
  • Are you thinking of renting a car?
  • Is she thinking of quitting her job?
  • I am thinking of changing my hairstyle.
  • I am thinking of selling my website.
  • I am thinking of visiting Sweden.
  • I am thinking of wearing a dress for the party.
  • I am thinking of studying in Canada.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
Shorts (n) short pants that reach down to the knees
Fall apart (idiom) break into pieces
e.g. My new dress fell apart in the washing machine.
Fill sthg out (v) to write information in blanks, as on a form
e.g. The form must be filled out in capital letters.
Get away (v) go on a vacation
e.g. We worked so hard this year that we had to get away for a week.
Get sthg back (v) receive sthg you had before
e.g. Liz finally got her Science notes back from my room-mate.
Get over sthg (v) overcome a problem
e.g. The company will have to close if it can’t get over the new regulations.
hang in (v) stay positive (informal)
e.g. Hang in there. I’m sure you’ll find a job very soon.
hold onto sby/ sthg (v) hold firmly using your hands or arms
e.g. Hold onto your hat because it’s very windy outside.
look out (v) be careful, vigilant, and take notice
e.g. Look out! That car’s going to hit you!
pass out (v) faint
e.g. It was so hot in the church that an elderly lady passed out.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. my / hairstyle / thinking / am / of / I / changing / .
    2. I / in / thinking / Canada / am / of / studying / .
    3. model / was / she / becoming / thinking / a / of / .
    4. us / are / of / thinking / you / leaving / ?
    5. wearing / is / she / of / shorts / thinking / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I am thinking of visiting Sweden.
    2. We are thinking for studying together.
    3. They are thinking of staying more two days.
    4. They are thinking of come back.
    5. Are you thinking living in Greece?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What are you thinking of this afternoon? (use “be thinking of V-ing”)
    2. What are you thinking of doing this weekend? (use “be thinking of V-ing”)
    3. Where are you thinking of traveling to this year? (use “be thinking of V-ing”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    3. Schools should ask students to evaluate their teachers. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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